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i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ a death row inmate set to die in nearly 48 hours is making yet another appeal tonight. this one to the nineth circuit court of appeals in san francisco. albert brown is scheduled to die one minute after midnight early wednesday morning. he was convicted of abducting, raping and killing susan jordan of riverside. now, more on what could be california's first execution in nearly five years. lilian? >> carolyn, we now know how the state plans to end brown's life. the convicted inmate had until noon today to make his choice. death row inmate albert brown was given the choice how he wanted to die. with a heavy dose or a 3-drug cocktail. >> i think a lawyer's worst nightmare is to talk to a client about how they should choose the way they want to die. >> she is head of the death penalty college at santa clara university. she says the three-drug cocktail is considered more risky because it involves a paralyzing agent. >> the paralytic raised
morning. and thanks for being with us on this monday. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm mike marusarz in for rob nelson. >>> five weeks until midterm elections, and the democrats are fighting to hold on to the control of congress. >> so they are sending the party heavyweights out on the campaign trail. emily schmidt joins us with more on what's at stake for the white house and on capitol hill. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vinita and mike, good morning to you. well, senators this week in washington are going to wrap up their work here so they can head home and campaign for those critical midterm elections. with just five weeks to go, tactics are ranging from personal to presidential. at the end of september, politics feel like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> reporter: heavy hitters are campaigning in races that ought to be a cinch in the past. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years, but this year republicans are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things worse and trying to obstruct, we can
florida. investigators got a break this weekend when the car used in the heist was found in coral gables. it began last week when three thieves burst inn a bank teller's apartment at gun point. they placed a bomb on the teller's body and forced him to withdraw a large amount of money. sources tell abc news the bomb was a fake. >>> federal authorities are looking into a landing gear problem that resulted in a very frightening flight. video taken saturday night by a passenger on a delta flight captured the moments before the plane made an emergency landing. sparks were seen out the window when the flight from atlanta to white plains, new york, was diverted to jfk airport. the pilot was praised, as was the air traffic controller. >> we were lucky. the controller actually working that airplane last night is eight weeks away from retirement. and he's been working airplanes for 29 years. i mean, we couldn't have asked for a better person to be in that position. >> there's more of that interview this morning coming up on "good morning america." the passengers were taken to their final destinati
hear american soldiers accused of taking part in a death squad. could the u.s. army have prevented this civilian massacre? brian ross investigates. >>> fake arrest. you're watching a california cop handcuff a teenager in his living room. his parents watching and filming. the boy's crime? having sex with the officer's stepdaughter. was this an abuse of power? the boy's parents join us live exclusively. >>> panda-monium. it may be the toughest job in the world to get. why 62,000 people applied for a chance to spend time with these giant pandas. >>> from all over the world. 62 nourks ap 62,000 applicationo spend a month with these bears. >> do you blame them? >> they are cute. we hope you had a great weekend. a lot coming up. >>> including the leader of that megachurch vowing to fight sexual abuse charges leveled by four young men he had been working with. >>> take a look at this. cell phone video taken inside a plane. the landing gear failing to activate. passengers told -- you see, keep their heads down. sparks fly outside the window. somehow the pilot able to land safely. we're goi
to make the decision so the three-drug cocktail will be used. brown appealed to the nine circuit. but if the higher court decides not to step in, brown is scheduled to die 12:01 wednesday morning. >> whose going on here is that the lawyers are considering whether they can make an argument that it is crowell -- cruel and unusual punishment to require a man to choose the manner of his death, and they're thinking as long as the congratulations alternative is the three-part lethal injection process, they still have all of those issues. >> reporter: brown is scheduled to be the 14th person to be executed in california. the first execution in nearly five years and the first to be held in the newly con -- constructed death chamber. >> carolyn: the chp expects to re-open highway 1 at any moment near o'dig -- bodega bay. the wildfire is 100% contained. a volunteer firefighter was in critical but stable condition in a burn center in san franciscoful cal fire believes he came in contact with a powerline. we're feeling warm weather throughout northern california. a strong high-pressure syste
on top of us bringing us the hottest day in this cycle, poor air quality that will linger a couple of days. i'll show you where. >> not a lot of overnight road work. the toll plaza showing no delays. >> and supporters of same sex marriage will launch political ads today to pressure candidates who support the prop 8 ban. >> 5:01 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. it's going to be a scorcher. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, in a few hours a hearing held in marin county to determine whether to halt california's first scheduled execution of a death row inmate in more than four years. terry mcsweeney is live in san quentin. terry, the prisoner's appeal centers around a lethal drug combo? >> they do. but if those arguments fail brown will be put to death in less than 48 hours from right now. the convicted killer and two-time rapist was asked to choose his means of death, a three-stage injection or one lethal injection. he failed to do that over the weekend. 8:30 this morning his attorneys will be in marin county superior court asking for a stay of execution fo
the second and third can be felt. and then pentothol being used, there is a shortage of the drug in california and others say there is barely enough for one execution, many not for anymore. there should be more available but not until early next year. there is also arguments in the 9th circuit court of appeals at the federal level they are trying to stop the execution still scheduled for right after midnight on wednesday morning. heather ishimaru is up in the courtroom and have much more on this, possibly a decision any minute that is coming up at 5:00 and 6:00,. >>> penalties congresswoman jackie speier took action to try to increase government oversight of natural gas pipelines. she did so in the san bruno neighborhood devastated by an explosion two weeks ago. janelle wang has details on the new bill. >> reporter: representative jackie speier just wrapped up the news conference in the past 45 minutes. she announced a new bill that would strengthen natural gas pipeline regulation. it's called a pipeline safety and community empowerment act. if it passes, it would require remotel
and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. >> good morning. you're looking live at the bay bridge. this afternoon, hottest day in the forecast and widespread poor air is possible. i'll show you where. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live at san quentin prison where in less than 48 hours california may have its first execution in four years but maybe not. appealing to the state and federal level, what attorneys are saying in a live report. >> and i'm jenelle wang live in san bruno. pressure on pg&e to install automatic shutoff valves to many of their gas transmission lines. find out what else it needs to do as new legislation passes. i'll have a live report. >> and a new injury accident is reported in the south bay. northbound 87 chp is on the way. live shot though interstate 80 in berkeley shows everything back to normal. that earlier police chase that high-speed police chase all gone from the lanes. >> it is 6:01 on this monday morning. back to work monday and it's going to be a hot one. thanks for joining us
the california's first execution in five years, the drug cocktail will be used. brown was convicted of raping and murdering a girl 30 years ago. >>> the highway patrol expects to be directing traffic near bodega bay. a wildfire is almost contained. a volunteer firefighter was in critical but stable condition at a burn center in san francisco after being injured battling the fire. he came into contact with a power line, it's believed. >> the pastor of a mega church in georgia will fight allegations he used church funds to seduce young man. he spoke publicly about the sex scandal for the first time today. we have this report on a sermon nobody expected a few days ago. >> an antigay past you in one of the largest churches in the world faced his 25,000 member congregation over accusations he used church funds to seduce young men. >> i have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man. but i am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. [applause] >> that's not me. that is not me. >> reporter: in a fourth lawsuit filed on friday, a 22-year-old man says he was 17 when the preacher
thanks for joining us. >>> i'm dan harris. tonight on "world news," brace for impact. terrifying words from a flight attendant all recorded on video. tonight, the passengers are calling the pilot a hero. >>> running scared? barack obama and bill clinton campaigning in the bluest of blue states. just how much trouble are the democrats in right now? >>> the battle begins. thousands of american troops move into a taliban stronghold, as the surge in afghanistan enters a crucial phase, and our reporter is on the front lines. >>> fighting back. a powerful conservative pastor goes before his congregation to explain allegations that he lured young men into having sex. >>> and, last laugh. a governor turns the table on the comedians who mocked him. >>> good evening. we've all heard recordings from inside the cockpit as pilots deal with danger. but rarely do we see video from inside the passenger cabin during an emergency. tonight, though, we have pictures from delta flight 4951, forced to land at new york's kennedy airport last night because the landing gear wouldn't come down. through it
. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. another warm day across the bay area. with the high temperatures, pg&e is asking all bay area customers to conceive electricity after an equipment problem knocked out power saturday evening. they ask you to close windows and blinds before it gets very hot. you're being asked to turn off any unused lights and appliances and set your thermostat at 75 degrees or higher if you don't plan to be at home. >> all good ideas. mike joins us with more with expected heat and spare the air. >> the poor air quality continues to build along with the heat. good morning to you on this monday. we can't escape it in the east bay valleys and in the santa clara valley. that's where we'll find the poorest air quality. everybody else should be moderate and below the threshold of unhealthy levels. you can see the 1 hundreds fairfield concord livermore, 95 san jose, 89 oakland 87 san francisco today. monterey at 79 but 89 santa cruz and 100 degree temperatures morgan hill and gilroy. we'll talk about a sli
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